By Rebecca McGuire on January 25, 2017
Riverview Open House
Join us in celebrating the renovation of our Adult Day Program in Riverview, Florida.
By Sunrise Group on January 24, 2017
Are You Ready For Some DODGEBALL?
April 1st is just around the corner and Sunrise Community of Polk County is still accepting teams for its first annual Dodgeball Tournament. Whether you have a team of "average Joe's" or an elite group of "Globo-Gym" athletes, Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller would no doubt be proud of your participation in this insta-classic fundraiser for Polk County. At the very least, participants are promised a day of hearty laughter. Do good for the community while enjoying a good laugh because science has repeatedly shown "laughter does a body good." What better way to celebrate April Fools' Day?
By Sunrise Group on January 23, 2017
Tampa's Table To Farm Benefit Postponed
Sunrise Community of Hillsborough's Table to Farm Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstance. While it is not the blizzard of 1977, this weekend Tampa is expecting rain, wind and temperatures dropping into the 50's. To ensure a better outdoor dining experience, the event will be re-scheduled for April or May in coordination with The Craft Bar Kitchen and Old Micky's Farm. And for all of our foodies, the Chef has assured us that new date will still offer a culinary experience like no other! Hope to see you there.
By Sunrise Group on January 20, 2017
Inclusive Voices: Let Me Take A Selfie
Back in 2015, two viral hashtags inspired thousands of Twitter users worldwide to share proud selfies and empowering narratives of living with disability The following year in 2016, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities launched its “I am able…” “selfie” awareness campaign to celebrate the varying abilities of New Yorkers everywhere. Since then, the selfie trend continues to challenge traditional stereotypes about self-advocates. Sunrise's own, Social Media Maverick, Hector Valencia, carries on the selfie tradition with his favorite hockey team here in South Florida.
By Sunrise Group on January 17, 2017
Sunrise Artists Honored By President Obama
Last week, an honor that was, literally, "years in the making" surprised a team of local artists. Members included Albert, Victor, Maximo, Danyell, Camille, Robert, Kyle, Pascale, Terese and Jose who receive services at the Doral Adult Day Program. Their collective art featured a unique rendition of the American Flag that took over five months to assemble. The 30" x 47" work of art was presented to President Obama in late 2016 by Florida Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39.) The artists are very proud of their creative work and equally as proud of the work that President Obama has done to protect and expand the rights of people with disabilities.